Santa Clara County supervisors consider mandatory mental health treatment for those with severe illness

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is set to decide whether to use court-ordered treatment to help those suffering from severe mental illness, opening the door for coerced care for those who refuse help. This Tuesday, the board is scheduled to take up the controversial issue of assisted outpatient treatment, better known as Laura’s Law , and has until the end of June to make a final decision.

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